Expert Qualifications

This highly experienced forensic accountant is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He has over 20 years of experience with operations and oversight of financial reporting, accounting and audit functions (internal and external), primarily publicly-traded companies reporting in compliance with GAAP, GAAS and SEC regulations. He began his career as an auditor for Deloitte & Touche. Later, he worked at private companies as controller and chief financial officer, and a public company in SEC reporting. From 1997-2008, he was an in-house forensic accountant at three law firms in California. He has extensive experience with well-publicized alleged accounting frauds by public companies, including Enron, UnitedHealth, Dynegy, Dollar General, Honeywell, Oracle, Qwest and Gemstar-TV Guide. He also has led forensic investigations into numerous "audit failures." He has helped counsel recover and return to shareholders $2.4 billion in losses from alleged securities fraud, an average recovery of ~$55 million per case.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: CA
  • BS, Business Administration, Accounting, San Diego State University
  • Certified, Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified, Fraud Examiner
  • Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Institute of Management Accountants
  • Former, Senior Auditor, Deloitte & Touche
  • Former, Faculty - CPA Exam Review, Becker CPA Review Course
  • Former, Corporate Controller, Grant General Contractors
  • Former, Chief Financial Officer, Bill Silva Management
  • Former, SEC Reporting Analyst, Alaris Medical Systems
  • Former, Forensic Accountant, Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins
  • Former, Forensic Accountant, Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins
  • Former, Forensic Accountant, Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach
  • Current, President, a Forensic Accounting Firm in Southern California

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